Site Name: El Paso VA Health Care System
Department: Behavioral Health Services
Application materials are initially reviewed for completion, eligibility, quality of submitted materials, clinical and assessment experience, letters of recommendation, and goodness of fit with our program training goals. Applicants selected from this initial review will be notified and invited for interviews. Interviews will be conducted virtually to increase accessibility to our facility.
All personal interviews are conducted individually and by invitation only. Candidates will be informed by e-mail within 2 weeks of the application deadline whether or not they have been invited for a personal interview. We will offer three interview dates in January, between 1/05/2022 and 1/28/2022. The interview day will include an initial group meeting with the Training Director, individual one-on-one interviews with at least two staff psychologists, and a group Q & A session with the current interns. We adhere strictly to the selection process guidelines established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
The El Paso VA Healthcare System (EPVAHCS) is a Complexity Level 2 facility that provides outpatient behavioral and medical healthcare to Veterans in Southern New Mexico, El Paso Texas, and surrounding cities. The El Paso VA includes four Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX. It also includes a brand new Mental Health CBOC that we call the South Central Wellness Center. The majority of training takes place at the South Central Wellness Center. The Psychology Internship at the EPVAHCS is a VA Internship site with (3) funded positions. This internship is Fully Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Our Psychology Internship Program ais commited to close supervision and competency-based training in a collegial setting. Our philosophy is that all practicing psychologists should have a strong foundation in general clinical psychology and the ability to apply empirical data to clinical procedures and assessment. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model of psychology.
The program follows a traditional one-to-one apprenticeship model in which the intern works closely with their supervisor. Primary areas of skills are in clinical assessment and intervention, consultation, scholarly inquiry, and awareness of and sensitivity to professional, ethical, legal, and diversity issues. Although our psychology staff provides a number of specialized services, we believe that training in clinical and counseling psychology at the doctoral level should be broadly based rather than narrowly focused.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.